When will I get my Results?
You won’t have to wait long for your IELTS test results.
You can check the results on the Test Taker Portal.
IELTS Results remain online for 28 days but should not be used as an official confirmation of your performance.
If you lose your Test Report Form or forget your test results, please contact your test centre.
When will I get a physical copy of my results?
The Test Report Form (TRF) can be collected from the British Council 13 days after the test date for a paper-based test and 3 to 5 days after a computer-delivered test. Unclaimed TRFs will be shredded after 3 months, and a relevant fee applies for a reprint request.
We’ll send your Test Report Form (TRF) directly to the institutions you’re applying to.
We’ll send your Test Report Form (TRF) directly to the institutions you’re applying to, whether you have taken a computer-delivered or a paper-based test. Institutions need original copies of your Test Report Form. Photocopies will not be accepted.
We can send up to five additional copies of your TRF directly to institutions you are applying to (for instance universities, immigration officers, etc.). If you would like us to do this, please visit the British Council office submit the application 6 weeks of the test date.
Please do not forget to give the full postal address of the institution. Without the complete address we are not able to check whether the institution has access to the IELTS Test Report Form Verification Service that allows it to view your results after we have submitted them electronically. In case they do not access this service, we will send your TRF by courier. The courier fee is QAR 100 per address.
Can I get additional copies of my IELTS results?
If you want us to send another copy of your TRF to a recognising organisation after 6 weeks of the test date, you will need to pay an administration fee of QAR 65 per copy. In addition, the relevant courier fee applies. This process applies to both paper-based and computer-delivered IELTS.
You will need to provide the institution’s address and fill in the “Application for Additional Test Report Form” available in the downloads section below. Attach a photocopy of your IELTS test result and passport to the application form and submit this to us at our office. We will then send the TRF directly to the institution.
If your test centre has been closed, you can order additional test report forms from ielts.org.
Please note that an additional Test Report Form takes around 5 days to be processed.
What does my IELTS score mean?
You will be awarded an IELTS band score from 0-9 for each test section, which reflects your proficiency in English.
Your TRF shows a score for each of the four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking), as well as an overall band score. You can score whole band scores (for example 5.0, 6.0, 7.0) or half band scores (e.g. 5.5, 6.5, 7.5) in each section of the test.
Find out more about how your score is calculated here.
How long are my IELTS results valid for?
Whether you have taken paper-based or computer-delivered IELTS, organisations will usually not accept your results if they are more than two years old, unless you provide evidence that you have actively maintained or tried to improve your English since taking the test. The IELTS Partners cannot confirm the validity of test results that are more than two years old.
How can I get my IELTS Test re-marked?
If you did not receive the score you expected, you can apply for your test to be re-marked. This is called an Enquiry on Results (EOR). You can choose which test sections you want to be re-marked and will need to request this at the test centre where you sat the test.
The fee for this service is QAR 450, which will be refunded if your score is increased for any section of the test.
You need to apply for a re-marking no later than six weeks of your test date, regardless of whether you have taken computer-delivered or paper-based IELTS.
Download the Enquiry on Results Form from the download section below and submit it to the test centre where you sat the test. Make sure you attach your Test Report Form and proof of payment.
Your result will normally be available in 2 to 21 days, depending on several factors including the number of sections requested for remark. If you have not received a response after 28 days, please contact your test centre.
Can I re-take my IELTS test?
There are no restrictions on re-taking IELTS. You can book a test as soon as you feel you are ready to do so.
Please note that your score is unlikely to increase unless you make a significant effort to improve your English before re-taking the test. Visit the preparation section to take a practice test and assess your level.